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Samsung Galaxy S3 Release Date Confirmated

Posted by Wai-Lun Shing on April 16, 2012 at 7:35 AM Comments comments (0)



After months and months of rumours, leaks, hype and excitement: Samsung has finally announced that the Samsung Galaxy S3 will be unveiled in London on May 3rd.


Rumblings of an official invite for the Samsung Galaxy S3 launch event surfaced earlier today, and many technology companies now confirm they have received an invite to one of the hottest events of the year.

The invite states "Come and meet the next Galaxy", at an event taking place at Earls Court in London on Thursday May 3 2012.



Samsung's hand is still close to its chest


Samsung has given nothing else away with the invite, with no image teaser of the hotly anticipated handset and no official news on any specifications.


The Galaxy S3 release is part of the Samsung Mobile Unpacked 2012 event, so we could well see more devices announced at Earls Court.


Details on the Galaxy S3 are still foggy, with rumours suggesting it could sport a display between 4.6 and 4.8 inches, run a 1.5GHz dual-core processor and pack technologies such as NFC, 4G and wireless charging.


We are sure this will become one of the biggest phones of the year.



The information above is according to the TechRadar website source.


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GAME saved by OpCapita

Posted by Wai-Lun Shing on April 7, 2012 at 11:30 AM Comments comments (0)


Private investment firm OpCapita has bought the 333 branches of the Game and Gamestation shops that are still open.


The high street video game retailer went into administration last Monday, immediately closing 277 shops.


OpCapita has set up a company called Baker Acquisitions to manage the sale which is hoped will turn around the retailers fortunes.


Baker says it will supply Game with "the capital it needs to trade on a normalised basis" and that 3200 Game employees are being kept on.


Some head office staff who have already been made redundant could also be re-employed by the new owners.



Sold for £1


Reports indicate that Game was snapped up for a nominal fee of just £1, though when you add to that the chain's eye-watering £85 million debt it doesn't sound quite so cheap.


Commenting on the sale, OpCapita managing partner Henry Jackson said: "We are pleased to have reached agreement with the Administrator. We strongly believe there is a place on the high street for a video gaming specialist and GAME is the leading brand in a £2.8 billion market in the UK.


"We have assembled a strong team of experienced industry operators to implement the programme of operational change that is needed. There is a huge amount to do but we look forward to the challenge of restoring GAME's fortunes in partnership with its employees and suppliers."


While Game was in administration, Game was no longer offering refunds and exchanges or redeeming reward points and gift cards. We hope that this new deal will put that right.



The information above is according to the TechRadar website source.


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New Angry Birds Space Cases

Posted by Wai-Lun Shing on April 4, 2012 at 6:35 PM Comments comments (0)


New Angry Birds™ Space cases have just been launched and MobileFun are as far as we can tell: the first people from the manufacturer to be listing the cases and they are available to buy right now.


Here are two cases for the iPad:

http://www.mobilefun.co.uk/gear4-angry-birds-space-case-for-ipad-3-group-p34636.htm


http://www.mobilefun.co.uk/gear4-angry-birds-space-case-for-ipad-3-red-bird-p34635.htm


Here are three cases for the iPhone 4 & 4S:

http://www.mobilefun.co.uk/gear4-angry-birds-space-case-for-iphone-4s-4-red-bird-p34637.htm


http://www.mobilefun.co.uk/gear4-angry-birds-space-case-for-iphone-4s-4-fire-bomb-bird-p34638.htm


http://www.mobilefun.co.uk/gear4-angry-birds-space-case-for-iphone-4s-4-king-pig-p34639.htm


MobileFun said: " We're sure these cases are going to be as popular as the game (10 million downloads in 3 days)", be sure to check them out!



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Early Head To Head - iOS 5 vs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

Posted by Wai-Lun Shing on October 22, 2011 at 7:45 AM Comments comments (0)



Whether it's on tablets or smartphones, Apple and Google are definitely the 500lb gorillas of the industry at the moment, with Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 yet to gain a big foothold in phones and Windows 8 still a while out for tablets.


As if to drive that point home, we've got the release of iOS 5 and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich within a month of each other. Both of these adds a lot to its respective operating system, with iOS on the iPhone and iPad adding improved notifications, iMessage, Newsstand and much more.


Android 4.0 is a more visible change, bringing the futuristic look of Android 3.0 Honeycomb to phones, and adding a huge raft of features besides that, including removing the need for physical buttons.


With such big updates to both platforms, the only thing left to do is let them slug it out in a head-to-head battle…



iOS 5 vs Android 4.0: Interface


The big news here is all about the new-look Ice Cream Sandwich interfaces on phones and other small devices. Taking the seemingly Tron-inspired futuristic lines of the tablet-focussed Android 3.0 and toning them down a little, the new phone version of Android is all business. There's even a whole new font, created just for this new version of Android. You can't say Google hasn't put the effort in.


Apart from the cool blue lines, the obvious interface difference in Android 4.0 is the addition of the on-screen menu buttons (Back, Home and Recent Apps), which always stay on the bottom of the screen. Home screens now also have a Favorites tray, which stays at the bottom of every Home screen, much like iOS's Dock.




Android 4.0 even adds the option for resizable widgets on your Home screens, so you can choose exactly how much information you want to see at a glance. You can also now organise apps into folders by dragging one on top of the other, just like iOS's Folders feature.


Conversely, iOS 5 sees very few changes indeed to the interface. Many will say it didn't need changes; many will say it's time to mix it up. Either way, the only real change for iOS is the notifications in the Lock screen, and the addition of Notification Center, which pulls down from the top, much like Android's notifications on phones.





iOS 5 vs Android 4.0: Multitasking


Multitasking is another area where Android 4.0 brings features from the tablet-friendly Android 3.0 to smaller devices. Tapping the Running Apps button will bring up a a big, visual list of your recently used apps, complete with thumbnail showing how it was when you last used it. You can swipe across an app to get rid of it from the list, which will close many of its functions.




In many ways, iOS 5 appears very similar. Double-tapping the Home button brings up the Multitasking bar at the bottom of the screen, which shows icons for your most recently used apps. You can tap and hold on one bring up the option to close any of the apps.




The big difference with multitasking is under the hood. Android apps are capable of something closer to PC-like multitasking, where apps do whatever they want in the background, whereas iOS forces all apps that aren't currently being used into suspension unless they use one of the specific background functions that Apple allows.


Android's approach gives more freedom and flexibility to both users and developers, whereas Apple's approach is designed to prevent any performance issues with apps, and to preserve battery life.



iOS 5 vs Android 4.0: Customisation


Customisation has long been one of Android's strengths, and though the new interface is finally consistent across phones and tablets, we're sure many users will still want to tinker with custom launchers, live wallpapers and other tweaks. The resizable widgets are another big advantage here, letting you control how you see information with much more control than ever before.




We don't yet know what will happen with overlays, such as HTC Sense, on Android 4.0, but this is another area where Android can be made to stand out.


Customisation on iOS is rather less encouraged than it is on Android. You can change the background of your Home and Lock screens, but that's about it. Aside from deciding the best order for your apps, this isn't really the best platform for those who can't stand not being able to tweak every aspect of their phone.




The good news in iOS 5, at least, is that you can finally set custom alert tones for messages, emails and the like.



iOS 5 vs Android 4.0: Web browsing, messaging and social networking


In many web browsing benchmarks – which admittedly don't always accurately represent real-world use – the iPad 2 running under iOS 5 is one of the fastest mobile browsing machines on the planet, with the best Android 3.0 tablets very close to it.




In phones, the gap is currently slightly larger, with the iPhone 4S comfortably in front. However, Ice Cream Sandwich looks set the change that, reportedly bringing the faster browsing of its tablet heritage to phones, thanks to its ability to make full use of dual-core processors in lots of modern phones.


We don't yet know what the final speed shakedown will be, but you can be sure the two will be neck and neck.


Of course, Android will still have Adobe Flash, which iOS doesn't support. How much of an advantage you see this is as will depend on your own web usage.


Both operating systems have a wide range of email options, with lots of webmail account settings built-in, and corporate Exchange support on both platforms.


iOS 5 adds internet messaging using iMessage to iPhones and iPads, which enables you to send free messages, photos and video to other iOS users from any of your iOS 5 devices. Apple has also integrated Twitter into iOS, so you can tweet from many more places, and add Twitter names and photos to your Contacts app. FaceTime video calling to other iOS devices and to Macs is also built-in.




Android 4.0 adds more Google+ features, including messages and Google Hangouts, which offer similar function to Apple's iMessage and FaceTime features, provided your friends are on Google Plus.





iOS 5 vs Android 4.0: Apps


iOS 5 introduced some new apps on Apple's device, including the Reminders app for tasks and a new way of getting and organising your magazine apps in Newsstand.




On top of that, Apple's App Store is still the gold standard for the industry, even if the Android Market is now rivalling it for size. It's easy to find apps that are just for the iPad, just for the iPhone and iPod touch, or that work on both. With iCloud, you can buy on one device, or on your PC, and have the app download automatically everywhere else.


Android has offered cloud app purchases for some time, and has one particularly impressive new app of its own in Ice Cream Sandwich. Android Beam enables you to tap two NFC-equipped phones together and transfer just about anything between the two. It's incredibly slick.


Google has said that it doesn't want to differentiate between phone and tablet apps in the Android Market, because it thinks many will scale up from small to large screens just fine. While it's true that they will certainly be functional, we know from the most innovative iPad apps that you can do a lot differently in the extra space rather than just make the interface larger.




Both iOS and Android had camera upgrades in their latest versions, with iOS gaining photo editing abilities and a few other features, with a focus on speed on the iPhone 4S. Android has also added a photo editor, has also focussed on reducing the speed to take photos, but has also added real-time effects to the camera app, including the ability to replace the background during video capture.





iOS 5 vs Android 4.0: Specialities


Both iOS 5 and Android 4.0 have a few tricks up their sleeve to outfox the other. On the iPhone 4S, Apple has introduced the Siri virtual assistant, which can understand commands in natural language and with context.


See the section in our iPhone 4S review for more, but it's an astonishingly good feature, and it's still only in beta.


Android also has voice commands and dictation, but the commands are nowhere near as advanced as Siri.


Android's big advantage has always been the Google apps it usually comes with. Free sat nav in Google Navigation, a slick Gmail app, Google Goggles, Google Translate, and the list goes on.



iOS 5 vs Android 4.0: Updates


Android has always had a rocky time with updates, unless you're on a 'Pure Google' device, such as the Google Nexus S. There's often a delay between when Google releases new software, and when the phone carriers allow it go out to the devices.


Many phones don't get new upgrades at all, so while we hope that everyone with a newer Android phone will be able to update to Android 4.0, you'll have to check for your model with your carrier.


Apple bypasses this process completely. Thanks to having only a few devices to support, Apple can tell you exactly which phones are supported, and when you can download the update. iOS 5 is available on the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPad, iPad 2, and the two most recent models of iPod touch.


After iOS 5, all updates will pushed out over the air, so there won't be any need to plug in to get the latest version. Android updates have operated this way for some time.



iOS 5 vs Android 4.0: And the winner is…Ah, if only it were as simple as picking a winner!


Apple has the more vibrant ecosystem of slick apps, but without the customisation options that many Android users will crave.


Android has the more flexible multitasking system, but with some performance issues that iOS devices just don't have.


Android has Flash, but loading Flash content often means that pages appear slower than on iOS.


It's impossible to say objectively which operating system wins this fight, but we know that many of you will have read through the pros and cons of both and come to your decision. Whichever way you think is best for you, there's no doubt that the phone and tablet markets are moving forward at an incredible rate now.



The information above is according to the TechRadar website source.


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Samsung Galaxy Note UK release date revealed

Posted by Wai-Lun Shing on October 21, 2011 at 5:45 PM Comments comments (0)

The Samsung Galaxy Note was one of the stand-out devices launched at IFA 2011, even if we are not quite sure of what purpose it has in life. Is a tablet, is it a smartphone? Can we call it a phone-let or a tabphone?


Whatever it is, there's a lot of interest in the Galaxy Note so it is great that the handset will be out in the UK in the next few weeks.


Like videos? Then you are in luck as we have one of the Galaxy Note for you to take a look at.


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Online retailer Clove has posted new details about the Galaxy Note UK release date and price.


According to the site, the Note will be out 1 November and is set to cost £495 plus VAT.


For this you get a 5.3-inch HD Super AMOLED Display, Smart Pen stylus, 1.4GHz dual-core processor, 16GB internal storage, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and a microSD card slot which can handle cards up to 32GB.


November is a busy month for normal-sized smartphones. As well as the Note launching – which is a phone for a giant, or a tablet for the vertically challenged – the Galaxy Nexus and Motorola Razr.



The information above is according to the Clove website source.


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Early Head To Head - Galaxy Nexus vs iPhone 4S vs HTC Sensation vs Galaxy S2

Posted by Wai-Lun Shing on October 21, 2011 at 3:40 PM Comments comments (0)

The new Galaxy Nexus phone is here. And sporting Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, it's the very definition of high end.


So it's high time we stack it up against its key rivals including the iPhone 4S but also the older HTC Sensation and Samsung Galaxy S2.





Which is your next handset?



Galaxy Nexus vs iPhone 4S vs Galaxy S2 vs HTC Sensation: Operating system


The iPhone 4S runs iOS 5, while the new Galaxy Nexus runs pure Android 4.0.


The HTC Sensation ships with Android 2.3 Gingerbread, although HTC has also stuck the latest generation of its Sense user interface on top - just like Samsung, whose handset also runs Gingerbread but with TouchWiz 4.0 on top.




MORE SENSE: The latest iteration of HTC's Sense UI is a lovely thing



Galaxy Nexus vs iPhone 4S vs Galaxy S2 vs HTC Sensation: Processor


The heart of the HTC Sensation is a nippy, dual-core Snapdragon processor with a rated speed of 1.2GHz. The Galaxy S2 and Galaxy Nexus both rock 1.2GHz dual-core chips too, but while the S2's is based upon Samsung's own Exynos 4210 system-on-chip (SoC) tech, the Galaxy Nexus has a Texas Instruments OMAP 4460 chipset. Apple's A5 now looks the poor relation of the bunch, despite being a powerful 1GHz dual-core chip.




PRETTY GOOD: The HTC Sensation's got the power to match its striking good looks: it has a dual-core heart beating inside



Galaxy Nexus vs iPhone 4S vs Galaxy S2 vs HTC Sensation: Touchscreen


Both the HTC Sensation and Samsung Galaxy S2 boast 4.3-inch touchscreens, displaying 960 x 540 aand480 x 800 resolutions respectively, but they're different display technologies: the HTC uses an S-LCD, while Samsung has plumped for an extremely bright Super AMOLED Plus display.


The Galaxy Nexus ups the ante in terms of size, with a 4.65-inch screen, but it's Super AMOLED rather than the better Super AMOLED Plus tech.


The iPhone 4S screen is smaller but densely packed: its Retina Display means the 3.5-inch screen has a resolution of 960 x 640 - with a pixel density of around 330ppi. The Galaxy Nexus has 720p HD resolution - that's 1,280 x 720 pixels - around 316ppi on the larger screen.




HUGE NEXUS: At 4.65-inch the Galaxy Nexus display is one of the largest on the market



Galaxy Nexus vs iPhone 4S vs Galaxy S2 vs HTC Sensation: Storage


The Sensation comes with 1GB (or 4GB according to Vodafone) of on-board storage, expandable via MicroSD memory cards, while the iPhone 4S, Galaxy Nexus and Samsung Galaxy S2 come with two larger choices of internal storage: 16GB and 32GB. The Galaxy S2 also has a MicroSD slot, but the iPhone 4S and Galaxy Nexus don't.



Galaxy Nexus vs iPhone 4S vs Galaxy S2 vs HTC Sensation: Memory


The iPhone 4S is the worst off here, with just 512MB of RAM compared to the HTC's 768MB and the 1GB of both the Samsung handsets.




SUPER SCREEN: The S2 has the best screen technology of all the handsets



Galaxy Nexus vs iPhone 4S vs Galaxy S2 vs HTC Sensation: Camera


The Galaxy Nexus' 5-megapixel camera looks terrible in this context: the iPhone 4S, HTC Sensation and Galaxy S2 offer 8 megapixels. All the handsets can shoot 30fps 1080p HD video, can geotag your pictures, include LED flashes (dual in the case of the Sensation and Galaxy S2) and have front-facing cameras for video chat. All have touch focus and face detection. There are some great improvements in how images are handled in Android 4.0.



Galaxy Nexus vs iPhone 4S vs Galaxy S2 vs HTC Sensation: Connectivity


All four phones are quad-band phones with 3G/HSDPA and Wi-Fi, and all three support Bluetooth A2DP for wireless stereo. There's an LTE version of the Galaxy Nexus for the US, while the handset also supports CDMA.


There are different versions of Bluetooth here, however: both HTC and Samsung offer Bluetooth 3.0, while the iPhone 4S features Bluetooth 4.0.


All four phones support HDMI output - the HTC and Samsungs via their MicroUSB ports, the Apple via its 32-pin Dock connector - via adaptors, and the HTC Sensation and Samsung Galaxy S2 and Nexus are DLNA compatible for wireless streaming of video to compatible TVs and computers.


The iPhone 4S has Apple's own AirPlay streaming system (including 720p AirPlay Mirroring to Apple TV), which enables wireless audio and video streaming to Apple TVs and a growing number of AirPlay-compatible home entertainment devices.


The Samsung Galaxy S 2 has an NFC model, while the Galaxy Nexus supports NFC on all variants. All the Android phones also have an FM radio.




BEAUTIFUL DESIGN: The Galaxy Nexus has a beautiful design, following on from other Samsung-designed handsets such as the Nexus S with a lip at the base



Galaxy Nexus vs iPhone 4S vs Galaxy S2 vs HTC Sensation: Dimensions and weight


The iPhone 4S is the smallest phone here by some margin: it's 115mm x 59mm compared to 125mm x 66mm for the Samsung Galaxy S2, 135 x 68mm for the Galaxy Nexus (the biggest) and 126mm x 65mm for the HTC Sensation.


That all-glass body means its small size doesn't mean its lightweight, however: the Galaxy S II is the lightest handset here at a positively titchy 119g, with the iPhone 4 weighing in at 137g and the HTC Sensation 148g. The Galaxy Nexus is in the middle at 135g.




HEART OF GLASS: The iPhone 4S' glass body looks great, but adds weight: the smallest phone here isn't the lightest



Galaxy Nexus vs iPhone 4S vs Galaxy S2 vs HTC Sensation: Talk and standby times


As with all smartphones you should take official battery times with a pinch of salt - hours of talk time are all very well until you switch to a location-aware app and watch the battery indicator vanish like sand in an hourglass - but all three handsets promise ridiculously long standby times and decent talktime too.


The iPhone 4S offers 480 minutes of chat on 3G and 200 hours on standby (that compares unfavourably with the iPhone 4, which promised 300 hours on standby). The Samsung Galaxy S2 offers 540 minutes or 576 hours on standby; and the HTC Sensation offers 400 minutes of talk time or 400 hours on standby.




ASSISTANT: The iPhone 4S features Siri, a virtual assistant



Galaxy Nexus vs iPhone 4S vs Galaxy S2 vs HTC Sensation: Which is best?


The Galaxy Nexus has two moot points - the camera now looks like a poor relation now that Apple has given the 4S an 8-megapixel snapper. And then there's the price. It looks stupidly expensive, even compared to the premium 4S.


As we previously said in our Galaxy S2 vs Sensation head to head, both phones have great merit and what's more they are also available on some really decent tariffs - free around the £30-35 a month mark.


If you want an Android handset and you're not desparate for Ice Cream Sandwich, then the S2 remains our pick. The screen is absolutely stunning and it's a fine choice. The Sensation is slightly cheaper and is still a great choice - the design is better too.


Apple's strength is in iOS. There is now some exceptional hardware to go with it of course, but you're always paying a premium for it. That said, its prices don't look too bad compared to the Galaxy Nexus.


For us, the Galaxy Nexus is an expensive option and, screen size and OS aside, doesn't offer enough over its Android rivals here - especially as we'll most likely see Android 4.0 roll out to high-end handsets such as these. It looks a superb handset but my, how you'll pay for it.



The information above is according to the TechRadar website source.


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Android 4.0 updates due weeks after Galaxy Nexus launch

Posted by Wai-Lun Shing on October 20, 2011 at 6:50 PM Comments comments (0)



Ice Cream Sandwich could find its way onto Android smartphones within weeks, according to Google's Andy Rubin.


Rubin confirmed to AllThingsD that the updated operating system will be released in "a matter of weeks" after the latest Ice Cream Sandwich phone - the Samsung Galaxy Nexus is released in November.


It's not known which OEMs will push the update, or which handsets it will be deployed on, but Google has said that it will be landing on all Gingerbread devices.


Galaxy quest


We're currently chasing manufacturers for news of updates, including Samsung, whose Galaxy S2 smartphone and Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet should be frontrunners for the new update.


HTC, meanwhile, has said that it's "currently reviewing its features and functionality to determine our upgrade plans."


The biggest problem phone manufacturers face is in customising the new Android operating system with their custom overlays, such as HTC's Sense and Sony Ericsson's TimeScape.


However, this shouldn't be a problem for stock Android phones, such as the Samsung-manufactured Google Nexus S.



The information above is according to the TechRadar website source.


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Samsung Galaxy Nexus - What You Need To Know

Posted by Wai-Lun Shing on October 20, 2011 at 3:25 PM Comments comments (0)

The first Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich phone has been announced and it's called the Samsung Galaxy Nexus.




Samsung Galaxy Nexus UK release date


The Samsung Galaxy Nexus UK release date is November, if an erroneous flyer from Japanese Network DoCoMo is to be believed. We definitely know it'll be available on Vodafone as the network has been in contact with TechRadar to confirm. We also know that it's coming to Three and O2.


Samsung Galaxy Nexus price


Phones4U is the first to offer up a Samsung Galaxy Nexus UK price, and, while we knew it would be sold at a premium, we didn't expect you'd be paying a whopping £46 per month to get the phone for free – though we're not currently sure how many minutes, texts and how much data that includes. For a £30 up front cost, you can reduce this to £41 a month.


Galaxy Nexus processor


The new handset has a dual-core 1.2GHz Texus Instruments OMAP4460 processor, the same speed as the chip used in Samsung's Galaxy S2. Indeed, several of the Nexus Prime's core specs mirror that of Samsung's existing top end Android handset.


Galaxy Nexus operating system


The Galaxy Nexus is the first handset to feature Android 4.0, otherwise known as Ice Cream Sandwich. The OS will be coming to other high end Android handsets including the Nexus S. Ice Cream Sandwich is designed to bridge the gap between the user experience on Android 2.x phones and Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablets – the same operating system will now run on both types of hardware.


Galaxy Nexus memory


Like the Galaxy S2, there will be 1GB of system memory on board the handset. That's double the amount inside an iPhone 4S.




Galaxy Nexus display


The huge 4.65-inch Super AMOLED screen boasts 720p resolution. It's bigger than the 4.27-inch display found on the Galaxy S2 (and the same as that found on the S2 HD LTE in the US) but thankfully smaller than the whacking great 5.3-inch display found on the Samsung Galaxy Note. It's also still dwarfed by the HTC Sensation XL by 0.05 inches.


Galaxy Nexus dimensions and weight


The device follows a similar form factor to its predecessor, the Samsung Nexus S, but is thinner at just 8.94mm thick and weighs in just a little heavier at 135g. The footprint? 36 x 68mm.


Galaxy Nexus Design


As you can see, the design language apes the previous Nexus S and Samsung Galaxy S2 with the lip at the bottom of the phone.




A button-less display may confuse some always looking to hit the Home key to get back to the main menu, but Google wanted to create a slick, edge-to-edge front to the phone.


While more rounded than the Galaxy S2, the Galaxy Nexus is almost the non-identical twin to the current darling of Android users.


Galaxy Nexus camera and video


The Galaxy Nexus shoots 1080p video, just like the iPhone 4S and Galaxy S2, and has a 5-megapixel rear camera with an LED flash. The front-facing snapper is a 1.3-megapixel unit. There's also a panorama mode plus, according to Samsung, no shutter lag.




Galaxy Nexus mobile payments


As expected, NFC tech remains on board from the Nexus S – though the tech is still slow to roll-out across other handsets.


Galaxy Nexus connectivity and sensors


The handset also boasts Bluetooth 3.0, 802.11n Wi-Fi and HSPA+ (enabling download speeds of up to 21Mbps) over 4G networks, rolling out in the US at the moment. Unfortunately, we won't see these in the UK quite yet. There's also a proximity sensor as you'd expect and, strangely enough, a barometer. We could do with a few other phones featuring that.


Galaxy Nexus storage


The handset will be available in two versions featuring 16GB or 32GB of internal storage.


The handset features a 1,750 mAh battery – far better than the 1,420 mAh unit in the iPhone 4S.


The Samsung Galaxy Nexus isn't branded as being from GoogleAlthough the handset still carries the name of the search giant on its rear, this is the first Nexus device not to have the word 'Google' as part of its name, following the Google Nexus One and Nexus S. It also isn't called the Nexus Prime, as was rumoured.

Updates


You can register now for Galaxy Nexus updates, simply click here to sign up for more details on the availability of the new handset.




The information above is according to the TechRadar website source.


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We're Back!

Posted by Wai-Lun Shing on October 20, 2011 at 2:00 PM Comments comments (0)

We are back from our 3 months leave. During this time we have also developed new projects we're currently working on and more partner deals with International companies. We hope to once again make more great video and written reviews.


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New WP phone soon?...

Posted by Wai-Lun Shing on July 4, 2011 at 4:37 PM Comments comments (0)



We just reported that the Samsung Galaxy S II has been selling at a rate of 1 every 1.5 seconds and the Korean based manufacturer recently celebrated the 3 millionth unit sold (even without a U.S. launch)-a feat that took all of 55 days. So you can imagine what the conversation was like in the Samsung boardroom when someone came up with the idea of making a version of the device that runs on Windows Phone 7 instead of Android.


 

The Samsung SGH i-937 has been appearing on the Bluetooth SIG which has started speculation that this is the Samsung Galaxy S 2-the hottest smartphone currently known to man-but with Microsoft's mobile OS on board. Because it has the same exact profile as a Mango flavored Windows Phone 7 stack and has appeared on a list of Windows Phone 7 devices playing games from Occasional Gamers, it can be deduced that the SGH i-937 is a Windows Phone 7 powered handset. Add to this the fact that the model number is just 10 above the Samsung Galaxy S II, and you might have enough circumstantial evidence to start a decent rumor.





The information above is according to the PhoneArena website source.


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